The end of the campaign ahead of Sunday’s snap parliamentary elections in Italy was marked by criticism of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, discussions about gay couples, and controversies over constitutional change. The President of the European Commission stated that if the policy of the Rome government was developed as in Hungary or Poland, then Brussels had the means to intervene.




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The right-wing bloc made up of the Italian brotherhood led by Giorgia Meloni, the League of Matteo Salvini and Silvio Berlusconi’s highest Italy, held the last gathering in Rome | Photo: Yara Nardi | Source: Reuters

The Italian news agency (ANSA) wrote on Friday that a statement by a senior representative of the Brotherhood of Italy (FdI), which has a chance of winning the largest number of Italian votes, that same-sex couples are illegal in Italy, was criticized.

The right-wing bloc, made up of the Italian Brotherhood led by Giorgia Meloni, Matteo Salvini’s League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Top Italy, held its last meeting in Rome on Thursday.


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The party leaders, who are estimated to have a chance of winning a majority in the new parliament, promised to rule for the next five years if they had enough support from the electorate. They wanted to deny analysts’ views that the right-wing bloc is divided on many issues.

FdI leader Milyonova said the right wing has an ambition to reform the constitution and introduce a presidential system. He’ll also want to agree on this with the left. “If the Italians give us support, we will do it ourselves,” Meloni said, adding that she would not accept a veto from other parties.

“We will defend the Italian constitution, the most beautiful in the world, and we will not allow this right to be rewritten,” said Enrico Letta, head of the center-left Democratic Party (PD).

His party, which comes after the FdI in the polls, will want to tackle inequality and expand civil and social rights. “Long live the European Union and democratic and progressive Italy,” Letta said at the end of the rally in Rome.

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The Five Star Movement, which won the election in 2018, is hoping for a better result than polls give. Its leader and former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte focused his speech on social issues, such as the fight against poverty and the introduction of a minimum wage, or environmental transformation.

According to analysts, the movement is trying to reach poorer voters in southern Italy in the final weeks of the campaign.


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The last day of the campaign was marked by a statement issued by European Commission President von der Leyen on Thursday. She stated that the European Commission wants to cooperate with any democratic government. But it also has the means by which it can intervene if government policy develops as in Hungary or Poland.

These states have been investigated by Brussels for violating the principles of the rule of law. A European Commission spokesman said on Friday that von der Leyen was not referring to Italy but was speaking in general terms.

Because of these statements, the League called for a protest march in front of the European Commission representation in Rome on Friday evening. Salvini’s party chief urged the president of the European Commission “not to affect the Italians’ vote.”

Then his coalition partner Milyonova stated that the members of the commission should be more careful in their statements. However, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, whose Live Italia party is strongly affiliated with the European Union, criticized these statements.

“We do not expect the president of the European Commission to assess democratic competition in Italy,” Renzi said.

sayings about homosexuals

The statement made by Francesco Moliconi, the culture representative for the FdI, also drew criticism on Friday, who commented on a report on a gay family with two children, saying that “in Italy, same-sex couples are illegal, they may not.”

According to him, Italy does not legally recognize same-sex couples and families. In Italy, registered partnership law applies, but does not allow children to be adopted. The only exception is the adoption of a child by one of the partners.


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According to the Democratic Party, Mollicon’s statement is a harbinger of what awaits Italy if the right-wing bloc wins. “(It will be) a country that refuses to recognize rights and wants to regulate love by law,” the party said on social media.

Italians will decide on the formation of the new parliament on Sunday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. The first estimates are expected at night.

The outcome will be very important in single-state constituencies, where the largest number of votes is enough to win the state.

Up to 51 million Italians living at home and abroad can vote. The big unknown in this year’s vote is voter turnout, and some analysts expect it to fall.

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